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Mayor to Visit Angola Despite U.S. Warning

July 31, 1986|Associated Press

ATLANTA — Mayor Andrew Young said he will leave this week for a tour of Angola despite a State Department warning against American visits there.

The State Department has advised that travel to Angola is considered dangerous because of a civil war between the country's Marxist government and the forces of guerrilla leader Jonas Savimbi.

Young was invited by his former political adviser, Stoney Cooks, now a lobbyist for the southern African nation. Cooks is seeking to defuse support in Congress for $15 million in aid to Savimbi's rebels.

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